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Šorgo, Andrej – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Creativity is regarded as one of the cornerstones for economic and social progress in every society. There are two possible ways to get creative people to work for an enterprise or community. The first is by attracting creative employees by good working conditions--a solution for those who can afford such an approach. For communities that are not…
Descriptors: Science Education, Creativity, Scientists, Entrepreneurship
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Bulawa, Philip – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Different forms of the performance management system have been implemented in many countries for some years. As in other countries, in 1999 the government of Botswana took a decision to implement a performance management system (PMS) across the entire public service including schools. The government explained the purpose for which this reform was…
Descriptors: Management Systems, Foreign Countries, Grounded Theory, Administrator Attitudes
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Mhlauli, Mavis B. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The major purpose of this study was to explore the social studies teachers' perceptions and understandings of citizenship education in primary schools in Botswana. The study adopted a post colonial lens by using the notions of the pedagogy of imperialism and contrapuntal criticism to interrogate the teachers' perceptions of citizenship education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Social Studies
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Uusiautti, Satu; Määttä, Kaarina – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Due to Finnish pupils' achievements in international comparisons, also Finnish teacher training has been widely acknowledged. Today's educational policies aim at making teacher training more effective in Finland. However, in order to realize this in practice, not only reforms in educational policy or institutions are enough. More attention should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Habits, Learning Processes, Teacher Educators
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Mapoma, Christopher C.; Masaiti, Gift – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper reflects part of the wider outlook on ageing in general in Zambia and was intended to investigate perceptions of and attitudes towards the aged and ageing in Zambia by members of the community who, by definition and chronologically are not classified as aged i.e. not yet 60 years and over. Focus Group Discussions (FGD) were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Social Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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Okere, Mark I. O.; Ndeke, Grace C. W. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of gender and knowledge on scientific creativity among form three biology students (third year in secondary school cycle) in Nakuru district in Kenya. The cross- sectional survey research was employed. A sample of eight schools with a total of 363 students was selected from the population…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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Ogunkola, Babalola J. – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The concerns of this article are the unacceptable status of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STM) Education in the Caribbean and how to improve the students' achievement in the subjects involved through the instrumentality of better preparation of teachers by the Colleges and University faculties training teachers in the region. The index for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Science Achievement, Educational Improvement
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Ugur, Gokhan; Dilber, Refik; Senpolat, Yasemin; Duzgun, Bahattin – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This study investigated the effects of analogy on the elimination of students' misconceptions about direct current circuits, students' achievement and the attitudes towards physics lessons. The sample of this study consisted of 51 11th grade students from two different classes. While one of the classes was the experimental group where analogy was…
Descriptors: Physics, Misconceptions, Student Attitudes, Science Instruction
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Okere, Mark I. O.; Keraro, Fred N.; Anditi, Zephania – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Emerging evidence indicates that culture influences pupils learning of science. However, the influence of culture on science learning is usually not considered when developing science curricular for both primary and secondary schools. This study investigated the extent to which primary and secondary school pupils believe in cultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Heat
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Adeyemi, Sunday Bankole – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This paper is conceptualized to examine ways by which higher education in our own country (Nigeria) could be re-organized in such a manner that critical thinking skills could be imbued in the young learners, in order to make them problem solvers, thereby become assets rather than liabilities to the Nigerian society. In specific terms, the paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Skill Development
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Teo, Timothy – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
The purpose of this study is to examine the pre-service teachers' attitudes toward computers use. The impact of five variables (perceived usefulness, perceived ease of use, subjective norm, facilitating conditions, and technological complexity) on attitude towards computer was assessed. Data were collected from 230 preservice teachers through…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Computer Use, Measurement Techniques
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Péter-Szarka, Szilvia – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Motivation to learn foreign languages is a significant determinant of successful language acquisition. The subject has been widely researched in the past, and since the early 1990s a great deal of empirical research related to the classroom environment has been proposed to expand theory into everyday classroom practice. I present an empirical,…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Correlation, Comparative Analysis
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Ali, Asma Amanat; Reid, Norman – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
Mathematics is well known as a subject area where there can be problems in terms of understanding as well as retaining positive attitudes. In a large study involving 813 school students (ages approximately 10-12) drawn from two different school systems in Pakistan, the effect of limited working memory capacity on performance in mathematics was…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Preadolescents, Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes
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Dagli, Ümmühan Yesil; Ceylan, Remziye – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
This research investigated perceptions, feelings and thoughts of early childhood teachers, working at university campus childcare centers in Turkey, regarding their profession and job. Understanding how they make the meaning of challenges, issues, difficulties, and enjoyment, and then connecting those to their job satisfaction, burnout, and stress…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Child Care
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Abu-Shakra, Amal; Saliim, Eric – European Journal of Educational Research, 2012
A university course project was developed and implemented in a biology course, focusing on environmental problems, to assess community awareness of childhood lead poisoning. A set of 385 questionnaires was generated and distributed in an urban community in North Carolina, USA. The completed questionnaires were sorted first into yes and no sets…
Descriptors: Biology, Service Learning, Educational Research, Poisoning
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